Edgecast Media sponsor The Irish Blog Awards

Last year’s inaugural Irish Blog Awards was a warm and wonderful occasion.  Not only were past achievements acknowledged and recognised, but I firmly believe the occasion provided an important impetus and contributed to the growth and development of Irish blogs in the 12 months that have followed.

My wife Margaret and I had a very enjoyable time, and it was great to be among the winners on the day.  An tImeall won the award for the Best Use of The Irish Language in a Blog.

This year I’m delighted to announce that Edgecast Media is sponsoring that same category.  I’m happy to support the award which recognised my efforts in 2006.  In fact it was one of the things which encouraged me and set me on the path to the success which followed later in the year.

Blogging is a social activity which has the power to draw hundreds of people together on a Saturday in Dublin.  But each and every blog starts with a personal passion.  In my case it was the Irish language, and the desire for more opportunities to use it on a daily basis.

The Irish language is gaining in strength and status in recent years and, in the online world, a growing gaelic community is gaining in the confidence to contribute to the production of their own media.

Nominations close tomorrow.  Later, public balloting will decide shortlists for each category.

In my acceptance speech last year, I expressed the hope that Irish language blogs would feature in the other categories as well.  So, do keep that in mind as you nominate this year.  For example, HilaryNY could be nominated for Best Personal Blog or An Spailpín Fánach for Best Sports Blog.  And while, as sponsor, I am ineligible for the Irish category this year, I’d be delighted to be nominated as Best Podcaster – although I expect stiff competition for this category!

If you need help finding Irish language blogs, visit kinja.com/user/gaeilge.  I plan to get an OPML list up shortly as well.

Nascanna breise:

  • Annette‘s another former winner who’s giving it back this year!

From An tImeall:

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5 Comments on “Edgecast Media sponsor The Irish Blog Awards”

  1. Kay Says:

    Cad rinne mise ort???


  2. Hi Kay. Ní thuigim cad tá i gceist agat?

  3. Kay Says:

    Cheap mé nach raibh tú mór liom a thuilleadh. Ach tá fhios agam anois nach mar sin atá an scéal. Go raibh maith agat as clárú ar mo shuíomh aréir.


  4. D’fhill tú ar an córas clárúcháin, a Kay? Thugas faoin ndeara roinnt seachtainí ó shin é agus caithfidh mé a admháil go raibh leisce orm clárú ar dtús. Tá mo chloigeann ag pléascadh ag iarraidh cuimhneamh ar phasfhocail dos na suíomhanna go léir a bhíonn in úsáid agam! 🙂 Ní dhéanfainn do gach duine é! 🙂

    Táim go mór faoi bhrú le cúrsaí teaghlaigh faoi láthair. Ní fhaighim ach corr-sheans i gcomhair mo chuid gníomhaíochtaí idirlin anois. Níl ach podchraoladh amháin déánta agam le 6 seachtainí anuas.

    Ach taim chomh mór leat gur chuireas bronntanas sa phost chugat ar maidin. Brón orm faoin moill atá leis. Tá súil agam go n-oirfidh sé!

    Slán go Fóill,
    Conn


  5. Dála an scéil – éinne eile a bhí ag súil le litir uaim – tá siad go léir sa phost inniu! Gabh mo leithscéal arís!


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